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the bi-monthly newsletter of Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas

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  • Park Cities Presbyterian Church exists to extend the transforming presence of the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ in Dallas and to the world.

    VoL. XX, No. 24 | NoVemBeR 27, 2010

    Ring of Hope Boxing Gym to help at-risk youth 2

    Save the date for The Bridge 2

    Welcome new members! 4ab

    Telling Your Story: When to talk, when to walk is coming soon 4

    The Perspectives course is a 15-week discipleship course, January 12May 4, that will open your eyes to the heart and purpose of God and discuss how you can take part in His work all over the worldfrom the jungles of Asia to Main Street, USA. The first two lessons taught by Mark Davis, Wednesday, January 12, and Paul Taylor, Wednesday, January 19, are open to all. Registration is open at www.pcpcmissions.org/world/perspectives. Contact marzena.dunham@pcpc.org or 214-224-2523.

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    Women in the WordA Workshop

    are you prepared?You never know when God might ask you to lead others to Know and Live the Word of God. Pick up a brochure on the Women's Ministry table to register for:

    January 2829Space is limited. Register by Friday, December 17. Contact ann.higginbottom@pcpc.org or 214-224-2725.

    Register at www.pcpc.org/registrations by Wednesday, December 8. Contact christina.spruill@pcpc.org or 214-224-2520

    A Christmas CelebrationSUNDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2010,

    7:00 PMThe Chancel Choir will perform Magnificat by John Rutter in addition to its traditional presentation in partnership with the youth and childrens choirs and the singing of favorite carols led by the symphony orchestra. Taylor and Laurie Hargrave will add to the evening with vocal solos and duets. Admission is free and the doors open at 6:00 pm. Childcare for birthfive-year-olds is provided by RSVPing to 214-706-2797 by Thursday, December 9. Visit www.pcpcconcerts.org or contact frances.cope@pcpc.org or 214-224-2633.

  • a n n o u n c e M e n t so u r f a M i l y

    THiS WeeK November 27, 20102

    Birthz lydia Ko Millican, daughter of Venus and Doug Millican, on November 8, 2010

    Deathsz frances B. Morgan (CC#21) on November 6, 2010

    z tom s. Walker (CC#13) on November 9, 2010

    Sympathyz nancy and Bill ashley (CC#11) on the loss of her mother, Nancy Maxey Lippincott, on October 26, 2010

    z Henry Morgan (CC#11) on the loss of his mother; Katie and Drew Whitcomb (CC#03/Young Adults) on the loss of her grandmother; Hank Morgan iii (CC#14/Young Adults) on the loss of his grandmother; andrew Morgan (CC#18) on the loss of his grandmother; sadie Morgan (CC#11) on the loss of her grandmother, frances B. Morgan, on November 6, 2010

    z tricia russell (CC#07) on the loss of her mother; Morgan and Mason Hudnall (CC#07) on the loss of their grandmother, Rozanne Morgan, on November 6, 2010

    z Ginny and Mike Jarrell (CC#19) on the loss of her mother, Frances Catherine Gaston, on November 6, 2010

    z emily and frank seay (CC#13) on the loss of his brother, J. Merwin Seay, on November 7, 2010

    z Kitty Walker (CC#13) on the loss of her husband; Mary anna sutherland (CC#13/Good News) on the loss of her brother, tom s. Walker, on November 9, 2010

    eVeRYONeAdvent Memorial ServiceAre you mourning the loss of a loved one? if so, we invite you to worship with us, Wednesday, December 8, 5:30 pm, Chapel. Contact jayne.bjork@pcpc.org or 214-224-2632.

    Cans for the Kingdom food driveThe Cans for the Kingdom food drive is collecting canned foods for the annual Christmas Food Baskets. We need 10,000 cans so we can pack 5,000 food boxes. Bring your cans to our collection bins in the main hallway and children's wing by sunday, December 5. Contact christina.spruill@pcpc.org or 214-224-2520.

    Christmas Eve worshipJoin us for one of our Christmas eve worship services, friday, December 24, 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Contact jayne.bjork@pcpc.org or 214-224-2632.

    Paid childcare workers neededPaid childcare workers are needed to care for children in the PCPC nursery and childrens program during spring Bible studies on tuesday and thursday mornings. if interested, contact gale.emerson@pcpc.org or 214-224-2566.

    YOUTH MiNiSTRieSVoice of Hope Christmas projectOur youth Bible study groups will purchase gifts for families involved with Voice of Hope in West Dallas. each Bible study group will adopt one family to buy gifts for and will deliver these gifts to them saturday, December 18, 9:00 am, PCPC Hangout. Contact lily.riemer@pcpc.org or 214-224-2762.

    Pit StopMiddle schoolers will meet Wednesday, December 8, 7:008:00 pm, PCPC Hangout. Students are encouraged to invite their friends and bring their Bibles. Contact lily.riemer@pcpc.org or 214-224-2762.

    ADULT MiNiSTRieSRetirement home worship schedulez sunday, november 28, 1:00 pm: Town Village North; 3:00 pm: Meadowstone; 3:30 pm: White Rock Courtz thursday, December 2, 3:00 pm: Monticelloz sunday December 5, 2:00 pm: Caruth Haven; 3:30 pm: White Rock Court; 4:00 pm: The Forum z thursday, December 9, 3:00 pm: Monticello; 3:00 pm: edgemere

    Growth in true holiness is always growth together; it takes place

    through the nurture, the work and the worship of the church. Edmund P. Clowney

    MiSSiONS AND CHURCH PLANTiNGShort-term mission trip opportunityPCPC and Watermark are recruiting a team that will serve 30-40 missionary kids while their parents attend an annual conference in Chaing Mai, Thailand, January 27february 5. The cost is approximately $1,500 per person. Visit www.pcpcmissions.org/world for more information or contact jerry.gibson@pcpc.org or 224-224-2525.

    Befriend an international student at SMUWe need people to provide a friendly relationship to 50 international LL.M. students while they are in the United States. Contact Ruth Cross, rcross@mail.smu.edu.

    Prayer for the WorldHelp us pray for our PCPC-supported missionaries sunday, December 5, 8:309:20 am, Parlor. We will have missionaries' prayer requests and prayer guidelines to help you. First-timers are welcome. Can't make it? Prayer for the World meets the first Sunday of each month. Contact Renatta Rasmussen, worldmissions@pcpc.org or 214-224-2551.

    URBAN MiNiSTRieSRing of Hope Boxing GymDallas Leadership Foundation just opened the Ring of Hope Boxing Gym, which will reach at-risk youth. This program provides relationships with Christian coaches and mentors, bible study, and opportunities to share the gospel. Do you want to make a difference in the lives of these youth? if so, consider becoming a mentor or coach. Contact Robert Triggs, rtriggs@dlftx.org or 214-405-1667.

    WORSHiP AND THe ARTSChildren's and youth choirsJanuary brings a new semester of learning opportunities and worship participation for singers grades K12. We joyfully welcome new singers! Register by contacting lynda.fray@pcpc.org or 214-224-2636.

    WOMeNThe Bridge: Save the date!enjoy a casual dinner, build relationships, and listen to Ashley Boones story of rescue, thursday, December 2, 6:308:30 pm. No RSVP is needed. Dinner is provided for a small fee. Please note the new locationBrenda Whites home, 3015 Hanover. Contact ann.higginbottom@pcpc.org or 214-224-2725.

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    November 27, 2010 THiS WeeK 3

    sunday worship8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 am

    communionSundays, 8:009:00 amWednesdays, 5:306:00 pm

    24/7 prayer hotline214-224-2680 or 24/7prayer@pcpc.org

    Park Cities Presbyterian ChurchPresbyterian church in america

    4124 Oak Lawn Avenue

    Dallas, TX 75219

    214-224-2500

    www.pcpc.org

    www.facebook.com/parkcitiespca www.twitter.com/pcpcnews

    December6:308:30 pm The Bridge, 3015 Hanover, 224-272510:0011:30 am Women's Advent Prayer, 3814 Potomac, 224-27228:309:20 am Prayer for the World, Parlor, 224-255112:0012:30 pm Women's Pray First, Parlor, 214-363-05585:30 pm Advent memorial service, Chapel, 224-26327:008:00 pm Middle school Pit Stop, Hangout, 224-276210:00 am12:30 pm 60+ Community Bible Conference, 224-27719:00 am1:00 pm christmas food Baskets, 6100 Cedar Springs, 224-25207:00 pm Magnificat! A Christmas celebration concert, Sanctuary, 224-263510:00 am Circle 5 Christmas meeting, 6814 Joyce Way, 214-363-05589:00 am Youth Voice of Hope Christmas project, 224-27624:306:30 pm Calling all carolers!, 8502 Edgemere, 224-25685:00 and 10:00 pm Christmas eve worship, 224-2632PCPC offices closed, 224-2500

    JanuaryPerspectives course begins, Oak Lawn West, 224-2523Telling Your Story conference, Rooms 302/304 224-2739Adkins and Nielson concert, Cambridge Hall, 224-2633Short-term mission trip, 224-2525Women in the Word: A workshop, 224-2725

    FebruaryAlex McDonald concert, Cambridge Hall, 224-2633PCPC adoption conference, 224-2683

    MarchSpring break mission trip, TbarM Sports Camp, 224-27624:006:00 pm Kara Welch and Bradley Welch concert, Sanctuary, 224-2635

    AprilBible Alive seminar, Fellowship Hall, 224-2740

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    General fund budget 2010/2011 operating budgetbudget for July 1, 2010November 14, 2010 giving for July 1, 2010October 31, 2010budget variance

    Advent Prayer: O Come Let Us Adore Him!Before you trim your tree and start your Christmas shopping, come quiet your heart before our King, friday, December 3, 10:0011:30 am, Anne Logan's home, 3814 Potomac. Join us for a brief time of prayer and worship lead by elizabeth Robinson to celebrate Christ, the coming King. No registration is necessary. Contact laurie.butterfield@pcpc.org or 214-224-2722.

    Pray FirstJoin us as we pray for our church, families, state, and world, Monday, December 6, 12:0012:30 pm, Parlor. We would love to pray with and for you. For more information or to submit p